608 Treating Personality Disorders

Noel Larson • Sunday All Day

Noel LarsonMany clients with personality disorders suffer from severe childhood attachment injuries that can make forming a therapeutic alliance difficult. Recent insights into these disorders, however, have revealed various new considerations for treatment, including the critical role of brain-to-brain attunement and limbic resonance. In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • The major traps in working with clients with personality disorders and how to avoid them
  • Practical, effective interventions informed by neuroscience that help clients safely manage frightening symptoms, including violence and emotional meltdowns, and develop healthier boundaries and a more differentiated sense of self
  • How to balance proximity and distance, empathy and confrontation in developing a differentiated therapeutic stance

Noel Larson, PhD, a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and clinical social worker at Meta Resources, is the coauthor of Incestuous Families: An Ecological Approach to Understanding and Treatment.

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